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 23Criminal Misconduct in Employment23 January 2019
 23HR For Beginners23 - 24 January 2019
 24Formation of an Effective Safety & Health Committee24 - 25 January 2019
 29Mind Your Business English for Executives & Non-Executives29 - 30 January 2019
 29Behavioral Events Interviewing Skills29 - 30 January 2019
 21Understanding Labour Laws21 - 22 February 2019
 25Domestic Inquiry25 February 2019
 26Industrial Relations Act 196726 - 27 February 2019
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 12Disciplinary Procedures12 -13 March 2019
 02Understanding Labour Laws2 - 3 May 2019
 08Collective Bargaining & Collective Agreement8 - 9 May 2019

 Employees’ Social Security (Exemption of Foreign Workers) (Revocation) Notification 2018  ​​In exercise of the powers conferred by section 98 of the Employees’ Social Security Act 1969 [Act 4], the Minister makes the following notification..Friday, 28 December 2018
 Surveys reveal all around lower Salary Increments and Bonuses  Employers granted lower salary increases and bonuses throughout 2018 and the forecasted outlook for salary increases and bonuses in 2019 was just as bleak, as revealed by the 2018 MEF Salary Surveys for Executives and Non-Executives.
Thursday, 29 November 2018
 Goldilocks economy  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan warns that salary increments in 2019 could be at multi-year lows for both executive and non-executive workers.Saturday, 12 January 2019
 MEF: Govt must give us time  Employers are asking for guidance and leniency as they prepare to provide 1.8 million foreign workers with Social Security Organisation (Socso) coverage starting Jan 1.Tuesday, 25 December 2018
 Bosses split over whether fresh grads are ‘asking for too much’  MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said when the organisation raised the subject of youth unemployment, it was more about the attitude of graduates when they went for interviews.Thursday, 20 December 2018
 下月起外劳须注册设限,雇主有一年冷静期调整  人力资源部长古拉宣布,从明年一月一日起,雇主必须为外劳注册社险,以确保外劳与本地员工一样获得社险保障。Thursday, 6 December 2018
 Salary hike prospects 'bleak'  MEF announced its findings of four latest publications for 2018. The publications focus on the forecast of salary increases and bonuses for 2019. The outlook was "bleak", according to the survey due to the global recession, increasing social costs and political uncertainties following GE14 which were among factors influencing the employers' cautious attitudeSaturday, 1 December 2018
 MEF forecasts smaller salary increase  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has forecast an overall 4.86% increase in salary for executives for 2019, which is a tad lower than the actual average pay rise of 4.88% in 2018.Wednesday, 28 November 2018
 非执行员调薪增,执行员明年花红减  执行员于2019年预计平均调薪幅度为4.86%,低于2018年的4.88%实际调幅。非执行员于2019年的平均调薪预料是4.89%,稍微高于2018年的4.88%实际调薪。Wednesday, 28 November 2018
 不亲商政策打击投资和加薪  不友善的政策,如最低薪金制调高至1100令吉,外劳人头税调涨,为外劳缴纳社险及就业保险等,已增加国内雇主的经商成本,使商界在检讨雇员薪资及作出新投资决策时,变得格外谨慎。Wednesday, 28 November 2018
 执行员花红调薪皆下滑,非执行员明年花红微增  执行员在2019年预计平均获得2.06个月花红,比2018年的2.18个月花红来得低。非执行员在2019年预计平均获得1.97个月花红比2018年的1.95个月稍微低些。Wednesday, 28 November 2018
 Tie wage increase to skills  The introduction of minimum wages through the National Minimum Wages Council Act 2012 has distorted the labour market and, to a large extent, impacted on the cost of production that has in turn caused inflation to balloon.Thursday, 15 November 2018
 MEF: End of HRDF levy contribution's a good move  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF), an opponent of the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) welcomed the move to end the pool fund programme.Sunday, 11 November 2018
 Here are the Asian countries that win and lose from the trade war  As trade tensions between the United States and China escalate, short-term but widespread disruption can be expected in Asia — but other regional players may stand to benefit in the long run, said Nick Marro from The Economist Intelligence Unit.Friday, 9 November 2018
 Tingkatkan gaji minimum, bukan lanjutkan usia persaraan  Debat AWANI: Tingkatkan gaji minimum, bukan lanjutkan usia persaraanSunday, 4 November 2018 [External Site/Link]
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Criminal Misconduct in EmploymentMEF Petaling Jaya, Selangor23 January 2019
HR For BeginnersHorizon Hotel Kota Kinabalu23 - 24 January 2019
Formation of an Effective Safety & Health CommitteeMEF Petaling Jaya, Selangor24 - 25 January 2019

2017p 2018f
Key Indicators*
Population (million)32.132.9
Real GDP (% Growth)5.95.5 - 6.0
Per Capita Income (RM)41,07242,834
CPI (% Growth)3.72.0 - 3.0
Labour Indicators*
Labour Force ('000)14,971N/A
Employment ('000)14,459N/A
Unemployment Rate (%)3.43.2 - 3.5
Average Salary Increase**
Executive (%)5.555.53
Non Executive (%)5.445.42
Average Bonus Granted**
Executive (months)2.092.14
Non Executive (months)1.812.02
pPreliminary   fForecast  
Source: * BNM Annual Reports
             ** MEF Salary Surveys

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